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A Python interface to's API

Project Description


boardgamegeek is a Python library which makes it easy to access data off BoardGameGeek using their official XML API.

It’s an almost completely rewritten fork of libBGG.


The module’s API is still considered unstable at this point and it might change in the future, especially if wanting to add support for the other sites.


This library exposes (as Python objects with properties) the following BoardGameGeek entities:

  • Users
  • Games
  • User collections
  • Player guilds

requests-cache is used for locally caching replies in order to reduce the amount of requests sent to the server.


At the moment, the cache is enabled by default and it’s configured to save data in an Sqlite database in the current directory.

Quick Install

To install boardgamegeek, just use pip:

> pip install boardgamegeek


Documentation is available at


Here’s a quick usage example:

>>> from boardgamegeek import BoardGameGeek
>>> bgg = BoardGameGeek()
>>> g ="Android: Netrunner")
'Android: Netrunner'
>>> for n in g.alternative_names: print n.encode("utf-8")

To Do

  • Not all the information exposed by the official API is stored into the Python objects. Need to improve this.
  • Try to support the other sites from the boardgamegeek’s family
  • Allow better control for configuring the cache
  • Improve documentation :)

Contributions/suggestions are welcome.

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